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The Coolest Asian Eyewear Brands To Know Now

#1: Gentle Monster
The five-year-old South Korean brand is a perennial streetstyle favourite thanks to its fashion-forward designs, ranging from transparent acetate frames with mirrored lenses to oversized cat-eyes. Its most recent collaboration with American brand Opening Ceremony earlier this year saw the creation of five futuristic eyewear styles, and marked its foray into the US market.     #2: Matsuda
Founded in Tokyo, the 27-year-old brand is known for its artisanal approach to creating eyewear. Using materials like titanium and sterling silver, it specialises in minimalist, vintage-looking shades and glasses with intricately lacquered rims.   #3: Visual Mass
Founded by Singaporeans Jerial Tan and Eddie Tan, the three-year-old eyewear brand offers lightweight stainless steel frames in chic, modern silhouettes. All its lenses are made of high-quality custom themoplastic which is reportedly durable and flexible, while being able to withstand daily usage and wear and tear. While it started out as an e-tailer, they’ve since opened a brick-and-mortar store at Orchard Getway (#B2-30). #4: Whoosh!
Focusing on delivering on-trend styles at affordable prices, Malaysia-based brand Whoosh! offers a wide range of choices to go with your geek chic outfit. From thick, squarish frames to Harry Potter-esque types, they’ve got your every need covered.   Like this? Check out chic spectacles you need to ace the geeky-cool vibe, see Rihanna and Dior’s seriously cool sunglasses, and 4 reasons why you’ll love Swatch’s sunglass debut.